In English 6, 7, and 8 we strive to foster a love of reading and an appreciation of literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Students will learn to apply critical reading and reasoning skills in all genres as well as nonfiction and in content area reading across the curriculum. Students will build on the foundation of writing skills developed in previous grades and continue to grow as proficient writers.
Students will continue the process of becoming independent with sentence formation, usage, and mechanics and understand that the conventions of language help convey the message from the writer to the reader. Vocabulary and language study are also an important part of the English curriculum and students will increase their repertoire of language to enhance both reading comprehension as well as writing.